April 3, 2008

What a dope...

Filed by Mike Rogers | April 03, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

What more is there to say about these idiots? Report: Stabenow's husband paid prostitute in sting Thomas Athans, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and cofounder of a liberal talk radio network, told Troy police detectives that he paid...Read More


When Jerre Met Sally

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 03, 2008 | 2:15 PM | comments

If Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern wants to talk about terror, Islam or cancer, she should look up Jerre Fine in the Oklahoma City phonebook. Fine, a veteran of the United States Air Force, was based at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and...Read More


Bay Area: Free Writing Workshop for Queer and Trans of Color Survivors of Violence

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | April 03, 2008 | 1:26 PM | comments

Just in from the marvelous Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: What Your Body Wants to Say: Writing As Rebellion and Healing For Queer and Trans of Color Survivors of Violence. Taught by Suzanne del Mazo and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Sunday, April 13-...Read More


John McCain Won't Oppose Anti-Gay GOP Platform

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 03, 2008 | 1:03 PM | comments

John McCain's campaign advisers say that he will not seek to "soften" anti-gay and anti-choice planks in the Republican Party platform. McCain associates told The Washington Times that his operatives are not going to work behind the scenes to eliminate...Read More


Exhausting Race, Pt. 1

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 03, 2008 | 12:59 PM | comments

We are all, as Sean Gonsalves wrote, morally exhausted from dealing with and talking about race. But, to borrow from an old spiritual, we have little choice but to "run on, see what the end will be," because the exhausting...Read More


Head to head: Jim Schellinger and Jill Long Thompson

Filed by Bil Browning | April 03, 2008 | 12:14 PM | comments

Both Democratic gubernatorial candidates will be going head to head at a fundraiser tomorrow night for the Stonewall Democrats. The LGBT democrats group will host the event at the home of Indianapolis City-County Council member Jackie Nytes. A general reception...Read More


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How to make your political campaign ad look like a Benetton commercial

Filed by Ed Team | April 03, 2008 | 12:01 PM | comments

Having studied over 1,000 campaign photos since 1994, I am now able to offer prospective candidates "the formula" to use to achieve maximum "diversity appreciation." It is: (1) African-American man (young Buppie in glasses); (1) Latino man (middle-aged in plaid...Read More


First Leno - now Letterman

Filed by Bil Browning | April 03, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

While Jay Leno got taken to the woodshed over his "your gayest face" comment, last night's Late Night with David Letterman takes offensive to a whole new level. Letterman's Top Ten List focused on the pregnant trans man. Just wait...Read More


Sex ed for boys

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 03, 2008 | 10:46 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch The 50's filmstrip they showed after the girls left the room. Coach McCreepy explains it all to America's smallest track team, who evidently love to talk about wet dreams apropos nothing. Part 2 is after...Read More


Rebates

Filed by Ricci Levy | April 03, 2008 | 10:32 AM | comments

A friend just shared this with me, pointing out that it is clearly in the best interest of the government to legalize sex! "The federal government is sending each and every one of us a $600 rebate. If we spend...Read More


We don't have a box for that

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 03, 2008 | 10:19 AM | comments

Sometimes it's the small moments of discrimination that smack you in the face and wake you up. I recently had some minor outpatient surgery and had to take some time off work. One of the calls I had to make...Read More


Black History: Thirty Seasoned Negroes

Filed by Storm Bear | April 03, 2008 | 9:39 AM | comments

click to enlarge This is a recreation of an advertisement for the sale of Slaves in the American South. Link Ads such as these were not the exception, they were not rare, they were in every paper and similar...Read More


What DOMA's repeal still wouldn't do

Filed by Don Sherfick | April 03, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

A couple of days ago guest poster Jeremy Bishop, Executive Director of Pride at Work, discussed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as an impediment to marriage equality. I fully agree with almost everything he says and commend him for...Read More


Report-Back from the Women, Action, and the Media Conference (WAM!)

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | April 03, 2008 | 1:59 AM | comments

I spent last weekend in Cambridge at the Women, Action, and the Media Conference (aka WAM!), a gathering of media makers, activists, and others. Lo-o-ng report-back after the jump....Read More